Severe Tire Damage available on January 15 2017 from Amazon for 7.00
UPC bar code 018777296526 ξ2 registered January 15 2017
UPC bar code 018777296526 ξ1 registered January 02 2014
Product category is Audio
Manufacturered by Restless Records
Product weight is 0.2 lbs.
America's seminal geek rockers They Might Be Giants have been outsmarting every other act on the college-radio scene since the late '80s. Severe Tire Damage is the band's first live album, and surprisingly, it manages to be whimsical without being self-indulgent. TMBG's nucleus of John Linnell and John Flansburgh up the ante of fun on old favorites like "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," "Ana Ng," and "Birdhouse in Your Soul" while also offering us more realized versions of should've-been-hits like "XTC Vs. Adam Ant" and "She's Actual Size." The Giants' backing band adds unexpected depth to the material, which also includes five new songs (and a hidden epilogue of live improvisation themed around the Planet of the Apes films). Many of the old fans who wrote They Might Be Giants off after Apollo 18 are advised to come back to the fold and see what the boys have been up to. --Jason Josephes
Severe Time Damage follow in the footsteps of albums like U2's Rattle and Hum: it's part live, part studio and part greatest hits. While the premise is a bit more interesting than the actual results, there's still quite a bit to love here. The new material shines the brightest, with "Doctor Worm" being the natural highlight. We're also treated to full band versions of classics like "Birdhouse in Your Soul" and "Ana Ng", which fare better tha..